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The Cape Ann Sea Serpent

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CAM Connects Cape Ann Sea Serpent


Unattributed, Sea Serpent, c.1880s-1890s (reproduction of an 1817 engraving), collotype on paper. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA. Gift of Eleanor C. Dexter, given in memory of Harold C. Dexter [Acc. #2834]

For over two hundred years, the Cape Ann Sea Serpent has captured the imaginations of local residents and spectators from around the world. In this issue of CAM Connects, explore the lore of the Cape Ann Sea Serpent through archival materials, local public art, recorded lectures, and a new family-friendly gallery guide affectionally nicknamed Cassie the Sea Serpent.

Featured stories:

→ From Billet Head to Bestiary
→ The Sea Serpent Sculpture at the Museum
→ Origins of the Cressy’s Beach Serpent
→ Gloucester’s Sea Serpent Presentation by Wayne Soini
→ Sea Serpent in the CAM Library & Archives
→ Introducing Cassie the Sea Serpent


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